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Located on the foothill of a sandstone hillock, the city of Jodhpur seems like an oasis in the vast desert. Jodhpur is one of the favorite tourist destinations in Rajasthan. People from India as well as all over the world visit Jodhpur every year. There are a number of tourist attractions in Jodhpur, enchanting the tourists.Jodhpur tourist spots stand as a living proof of the splendor, traditions and culture of the Jodhpur. The glorious past of Jodhpur is personified through the various forts, palaces and other monuments of Jodhpur. The main places to see in Jodhpur Rajasthan are:Get Free Quote

Mehrangarh Fort

The most magnificent fort in Jodhpur is the Mehrangarh Fort. It is situated on a 150m high hill. Rao Jodha, the then chief of Rathore clan, constructed it in 1459. There are a number of attractions within the fort like several palaces, galleries, a museum, temples and so on.Get Free Quote

Umaid Bhavan Palace

One of the fascinating palaces of Jodhpur is the Umaid Bhavan palace. Maharaja Umaid Singh constructed it in 20th century. A part of the palace has now been converted into a hotel and a museum.Get Free Quote

Jaswant Thada

Jaswant Thada lies to the left of the Mehrangarh fort complex. It is a royal cenotaph made up of white marble. It was built to commemorate Maharaja Jaswant Singh. Some rare portraits of the former rulers of Jodhpur are also displayed here.Along with Jodhpur also explore Jaipur, Pushkar, Ranakpur and Udaipur through Rajasthan tour packages.Get Free Quote

Top places to visit in Jodhpur

Mehrangarh Fort

Located in Jodhpur, Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest forts in the country. It is located at the top of a 410 feet elevated hill and guarded by huge walls. The fort encloses a museum now which exhibits various belongings of the royals. The palace was built by Rao Jodha in 1459.Get Free Quote

The Mehrangarh Fort is one of the largest forts built in India. Seven gates have to be crossed for reaching the fort. There are various marks visible still now which is an imprint of the various battles fought in the bygone era. One of the palaces in the fort, Moti Mahal, has the royal throne of Jodhpur. At present, the Fort has a museum where all the decorated suites and rooms of the palaces are exhibited along with various paintings, furniture and historic armoury of royal origin. There are Six different galleries in the Mehrangarh Museum: Elephant's howdahs, Palanquins, Daulat Khana, Armoury, Paintings and the Turban Gallery. The museum is one of the most well stocked museums in the state. There is also a national geographical monument and a temple of Chamunda Mataji. Get Free Quote

History of the Fort

The Mehrangarh Fort was built by Rao Jodha in 1459 when he shifted his capital from Mandore. Apart from the major construction, there were many more additions that were made by the other rulers of Jodhpur with changing time. There were many clashes between the rulers at those times, and then the fort like this one was an object of great power and prestige. Apart from being a military base, it was also a palace for the rulers and their wives and a centre of patronage of culture and religion as well.

Jaswant Tada

Jaswant Tada is a royal cenotaph built in white marble. It has a small pond and a pretty garden next to it. This structure is just a few minutes downhill walk from the main fort, so there is no need to take a ride.Get Free Quote

Umaid Bhawan Palace

Voted as the Best Hotel in the world, Umaid Bhawan Palace is also a major tourist attraction in Jodhpur. In 1944, it was the last of the greatest palaces built in Jodhpur. It is named after the then Maharaja of Jodhpur, Raja Umaid Singh. Because of its location on the highest point in Jodhpur, the Chittar Hill, it is also referred to as the Chittar Palace. It is one of the largest private residences in the world.Get Free Quote

The Umaid Bhawan Palace in Jodhpur is one of the largest private residences in the world. The palace has 347 rooms and is the principal residence of the Jodhpur Royal Family. The present owner is Gaj Singh, the grandson of Maharaja Umaid Singh.

At present, the palace has been divided into three parts. One part is the residence of the royal family, where the tourists are not allowed to enter. The other part houses a museum which displays a rich collection of photographs, arms, clocks, stuffed leopards and many other possessions of the royal family. The third part of the palace has been converted into a five-star hotel and is being managed by Taj Hotels. It is one of the most popular hotels in Jodhpur. To add to the beauty of the palace, there is a beautiful garden outside with lush greenery and different varieties of flowers. A visit to the Palace can make you step into a sense of royalty. Get Free Quote

Khejarla Fort

Khejarla Fort is a time-honoured site constructed in the 17th century, in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. Originally built for Maharajah Gopal Das Ji, it has since been converted partly to a heritage hotel that is open to visitors and tourists. The heritage fort is the ideal destination for those who have a penchant for the old, or simply want to explore the great amalgamation of rural and royal that is beautifully represented by this fortress.Get Free Quote

Situated in the rural desert expanses of Rajasthan, this fort elegantly combines the natural ruggedness of its surroundings with the opulent royalty fit for a Maharaj. Rising from the desert ground, amongst the low, rural village of Khejarla, the fort was built atop granite boulders and is made of red sandstone which exemplifies the Rajput architecture.

Ever since the fort had been declared a heritage site, a part of it has been developed into a luxury hotel after being leased by Bhandari Heritage Pvt. Ltd., which is a subsidiary of Bhandari Exports. They slowly and intricately modernized the interior of the fort and made it accessible to the public. The royal family descended from the Royal Family of Jaisalmer, still reside in the other part of the fort. They run the hotel providing guests with the excellent treatment, fit for the royal hosts themselves.Get Free Quote

Mandore Garden

Mandore Gardens is located about 10 kilometres from the city of Jodhpur. The garden contains cenotaphs which are built like traditional Hindu temples unlike other cenotaphs. The garden also contains a ruined fort and palace.Get Free Quote

Balsamand Lake

Balsamand Lake is an artificial lake that was created to provide the town of Mandore. Located only 5 kilometers away from the main city of Jodhpur, Rajasthan, the lake was built in 1159 AD by the Gurjara-Pratihara rulers. Surrounded by plush gardens, containing a large variety of trees like mango, papaya, pomegranate, etc., the artificial reservoir with a depth of 15 m, a length of 1 km, and breadth of 50 m, is a great picnic spot amidst the natural landscape and tranquil waters. For all those who want a break from the hustle and bustle of city life, this attraction is a great destination to unwind and get away.Constructed in 1159 AD, by Balak Rao Parihar, of the Gurjara- Pratiharas, this man-made attraction was originally purposed to provide the Mandore town with water, however recently, it is more famously known for its idealistic setting, scenic beauty, and peaceful environment. This lake was made famous by its adjoining estate, which is believed to be the summer home of the Jodhpur Maharajas.

In the recent years, the mansion has been converted into a 5-star hotel, right at the bank of the lake, called the Balsamand Lake Palace, and is considered a heritage site. The hotel is a must visit for all the avid travelers and the history and ethnic fanatics.Get Free Quote

Mahamandir Temple

Located two kilometres away from Jodhpur on the road towards Mandore, it is a very big temple with he fantastically carved 84 pillars which are a sight to behold.Other important temples of Jodhpur include Chamunda Mataji Temple which is located inside the Mehrangarh Fort, Baba Ramdev Temple, Ganesh Temple and Pal Balaji Temple.Get Free Quote

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